discreetly

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discreet +‎ -ly

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discreetly (comparative more discreetly, superlative most discreetly)

  1. Acting in a discreet manner; acting in a way that respects privacy or secrecy; quietly
    • 1978, Richard Nixon, RN: the Memoirs of Richard Nixon[1], Grosset & Dunlap, →ISBN, page 563:
      Mao was animated and following every nuance of the conversation, but I could see that he was also becoming very tired. Chou had been discreetly glancing at his watch with increasing frequency, so I decided that I should try to bring the session to a close.
  2. inconspicuously

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